Skip to comments.Kuhner: If God is dead, America is in trouble
Posted on 06/24/2012 5:17:20 PM PDT by lward99
The younger generation is becoming godless. Increasing numbers of Americans under the age of 30 are skeptical about the existence of God. This will have profound repercussions upon our society, fostering moral disintegration and the eventual death of our Judeo-Christian civilization. Traditional America is dying. In its place, a new liberal barbarism is being born.
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center finds that belief in God has dropped dramatically among so-called millennials those born after 1980 during the past five years. In particular, the Pew poll found that 31 percent of respondents say they doubt whether God exists. On college campuses, secularism and science are the new orthodoxies. According to Pew, this is in stark contrast with other older generations, which continue to believe in God in high numbers ranging from 81 to 89 percent.
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The Old Testament is full of stories where a nation blessed by God decide that they like new gods better and that the old God isn’t worthy of worship anymore. The New Testament talks of people falling away and being led astray before Jesus returns. What America is doing is not new and is not a surprise and I think there will be a lot less Americans in heaven than we thought there would be.
A lot of hateful atheist comments at the site.
They seem to seek God, at least in print for the wrong reasons.
America is in trouble, and not because God is dead or not.
If there is no God—there are no Absolute Laws—Universal Truths or Natural Rights from God. We had this ideology of Universal Truths since Plato which culminated with Christianity in American jurisprudence. Higher Law than man’s and Natural Rights from God.
Atheism creates people like Voltaire’s Atheists-—the French Revolutionaries—who did some of the grossest things in history—desecrated the dead, headless bodies and arranged them in sexual positions—Atheist humor is really Satanic and evil and full of excrement and orgies.
Lenin and Stalin and Mao’s Atheism just killed tens of millions and Hitler’s occultist/homosexual paganism killed millions. Oh goody-—such superior ideology when they kick out the Judeo/Christian God.
I would only allow Atheists to be second class citizens since they do not believe we have Natural Rights from God. As such—they are extremely dangerous and deranged because they think they can take our Natural Rights away and force unjust laws which promote Vice-—like the Godless in chief in the WH.
The world holds few surprises for most Christians. Threats to the faith and to the faithful come in all sorts of forms, from apostasy to overwhelming hostile forces, be they spiritual or human, but they are all of the same origin.
We know we have an enemy and he is manifested in unfolding earthly events and from the heart of the evil man. Increasingly this enemy (the author of confusion and chaos) seems to be stirring.
He knows us better than we know ourselves, because he made us. We belong to him.
How in the world could Israel have turned away in the desert? After all the miracles and OBVIOUS hand of G_d in their Freedom? Yet they did. Time and again. They are the example for the world.
Myth aint gonna save us. The GOP either.
Turn to him, humbly pray for his mercy, and he will save us, and heal our land.
I’m less concerned with the unchurched who often find later in life that their churched parents weren’t so stupid after all than I’m concerned with the churched who are misled by poor doctrine “holding to a form of godliness but denying its power”. In other words, they try to mold God into something that fits their liberal beliefs instead of accepting God for who He is and adjusting one’s beliefs to what Scripture says instead of the adjusting Scripture to fit the world’s beliefs.
Americans just aren’t taking their kids to church anymore. I see it every time we are at church. What people forget about when they raise kids is that if a child is not exposed to Christ and his teachings as a kid than they will not act like someone who has good morals when they are an adult. Also the divorce factor comes into play as well.
Kuhner’s closing paragraph says it best with Dostoyevsky’s quotation:
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky once wrote: If God does not exist, then everything is permitted. He was right. We are abandoning God and as we do so, we are losing the very best of our American heritage. Only by re-educating the nation in the truths of Christianity can we prevent the collapse of our republic.
For the first time in history we are beginning to see a human society dominated not by reality but by the projected speaking image in movies, television, video games and other created video.
For more and more children, an increasing amount of their formative experiences are derived not from real interaction with real people and real situations around them, but rather from the projected image.
So it's not surprising to see young people who have essentially been raised by the alternative projection of reality provided by Hollywood turn away from God.
What’s worse is that fast processors can now make the speaker say whatever they wish, in real time!
True, but I don't see any way for that re-education to happen.
I agree with you. It is because of the irrational philosophy that the majority of Americans hold that is what is destroying this republic just as it has many others.
The United States, like the Israelis many times before, will be tested and taught a hard lesson.
I see many Christians who decry the decline of religion in America but is that not exactly what the Bible teaches will happen.
I was looking for this by Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey, the only version I ever heard. But it wasn’t there - so I don’t think it would be possible to come up with a better version than Vestal Goodman.
Right on, and those who “think” God is dead will remember when they screw up, and call HIS name out.